C.R. RoughRiders with 12 returnees on 30-man roster
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders’ 30-man roster going into fall camp actually contains only 29 guys. At least right now.
The United States Hockey League club has revealed its players, with one roster spot still open. The regular season begins with a home game, Saturday, Sept. 24 against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Players with experience from last season are goalie Zack LaRocque and defensemen Trevor Zins, Ben Foley, Taylor Brierley and Riese Zmolek, as well as forwards Will Garin, Liam Walsh, Zac Robbins, John DeRoche, Matt Gosiewski, Sam Sternschein and Pavel Tkachkov.
The roster includes a pair of defensemen from Hungary in Bence Stipsicz and Peter Szombor. Eighteen of the 29 players already have made college commitments.
Cuts still will need to be made by the season opener.
|Name||Birthdate||Position||College Commit||Last Team|
|Trevor Zins||July 23, 1998||Defense||Umass-Lowell||Cedar Rapids|
|Benjamin Foley||Nov. 30, 1996||Defense||Harvard||Cedar Rapids|
|AJ Villella||Jan. 26, 1998||Defense||Northeastern||Boston Jr. Bruins|
|Andrew Sinard||May 22, 1997||Defense||Miami (Ohio)||TPH U18|
|Taylor Brierley||July 31, 1996||Defense||Union||Cedar Rapids|
|Samuel Fuss||May 26, 1997||Defense||Uncommitted||Minot NAHL|
|Scott Perunovich||Aug. 18, 1998||Defense||Minnesota-Duluth||Hibbing HS|
|Peter Zsombor||July 27, 1997||Defense||Uncommitted||Seacoast College Prep|
|Bence Stipsicz||Feb. 3, 1997||Defense||Western Michigan||MAC Budapest|
|Riese Zmolek||Sept. 12, 1996||Defense||Minnesota State||Cedar Rapids|
|William Garin||Oct. 30, 1997||Forward||Connecticut||Cedar Rapids|
|Matthew Long||Aug. 6, 1997||Forward||Uncommitted||Springfield NAHL|
|Nicholas Bowman||Dec. 14, 1997||Forward||Miami (Ohio)||Brother Rice HS|
|Liam Walsh||July 14, 1999||Forward||Uncommitted||Cedar Rapids|
|Michael Zuffante||March 17, 1998||Forward||Uncommitted||Chicago Fury U18|
|Zachary Robbins||Oct. 3, 1996||Forward||Brown||Cedar Rapids|
|Callahan Johnson||Nov. 24, 1997||Forward||Uncommitted||Tilton Prep|
|Benjamin Schmidling||March 10, 1998||Forward||Uncommitted||Skipjacks HC U18|
|Jason Polin||June 17, 1999||Forward||Western Michigan||Victory Honda U16|
|John DeRoche||June 23, 1998||Forward||Quinnipiac||Cedar Rapids|
|Matt Gosiewski||May 10, 1998||Forward||Harvard||Cedar Rapids|
|Grant Loven||Dec. 21, 1997||Forward||Uncommitted||East Grand Forks HS|
|Marc McLaughlin||July 26, 1999||Forward||St. Lawrence||Cushing Academy|
|Samuel Sternschein||April 27, 1998||Forward||Cornell||Cedar Rapids|
|Pavel Tkachkov||Aug. 5, 1998||Forward||Uncommitted||Cedar Rapids|
|Garrett Vanwyhe||April 30, 1997||Forward||Uncommitted||Wichita Falls NAHL|
|TJ Walsh||April 29, 2000||Forward||Boston College||Cushing Academy|
|Zechariah LaRocque||Jan. 26, 1997||Goalie||Uncommitted||Cedar Rapids|
|Matt Ladd||July 1, 1998||Goalie||Colorado College||Avon Old Farms|